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Outlander: (Outlander 1) by [Gabaldon, Diana]
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'Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones'
Herald

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. As seen on Amazon Prime TV.

What if your future was the past?

1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage.
But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband’s six-times great-grandfather.

Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats.

Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

(Previously published as Cross Stitch)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4739 KB
  • Print Length: 868 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (31 August 2011)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099911701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099911708
  • ASIN: B005E87VRS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 174 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I am a fan of this series, and had to restart my collection after my first kindle was stolen (I had removed it from a shared account which meant that I could not re-access "the cloud"). I was not aware that this was an abridged version of the original novel. This is not at all clear in the description. Do NOT buy this book, purchase the original.
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Great read. Diana writes beautifully and I am looking forward to reading all the series. I love the Scottish accent and it is so easy to hear the conversations.
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Great story, hard to put down and a little different to the DVD in parts.
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was most enjoyable and can't put down
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Historical fiction? Historical romance? Crossover fantasy? Spiritual quest? Morality drama? It is difficult to know how to categorize this, the first book in the 'Outlander' series, and perhaps that is a symptom of the gloriously wild, unruly story it contains, driven apparently unwittingly but really expertly by its two main characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. If you are expecting CROSS STITCH (known as OUTLANDER in some countries) to follow a familiar formula, think again. It will surprise you at virtually every turn and just when you think it can't surprise you any more, its closing scenes will take your breath away.

There are only two truly fantastical elements to the story. One is an encounter with a certain mythical creature endemic to Loch Ness; the other is Craigh na Dun, the stone circle which, after the novel's rather unpromisingly sedate start, marks the true beginning of the story when it transports Claire from her post-war second honeymoon in the mid-twentieth century Scottish Highlands to the center of a minor skirmish between English redcoats and Mackenzie clansmen in the same location two centuries earlier. The reader at least gets to share the suspension of disbelief required here with Claire, who understandably takes a little time to accept this mind-bending turn of events and her new circumstances as a hostage of clan Mackenzie. The clan soon adopts her due to her apparent skill as a healer, which they have no idea she acquired as a nurse in the Second World War, but she will always be a 'Sassenach' ('outlander') to them.

The more Claire settles into her new life, the more interesting and compelling the story becomes.
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Beautiful writing, and a great story that I couldn't put down. I love Diana Gabaldon's books. She brings the highlands to life, and makes you care what happens to Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. What more can I say without repeating other reviews. It's just a great read. And far, far better than the TV series with its wooden characters.
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The writing is beautiful, the character development is detailed and believable despite it being a fantastical plot line and a welcomed change that the protagonist (Claire) was a strong independent woman who spoke her mind and defended herself. A far cry from the typical helpless damsel in distress.
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The absoAmong the best period adventure romances you'll ever read. And there's a top notch tv series to watch if you can't get enough. (And you won't be able to.)
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